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Grief, Loss, and the Path of Healing among American Indian Youth and Communities

In this webinar presenters discuss how to recognize the uniqueness of the loss and grief American Indian children and communities experience. The presentation is framed within the context of intergenerational trauma, grief, and loss. Demographics of death and loss are reviewed. Participants gain an understanding of the importance of grounding interventions, assessments, and research in culture and community. In addition to the knowledge of two clinicians who are native to Montana tribes, two non-native clinicians describe their experiences and lessons learned from working in an American Indian community. Finally, specific examples will be used to demonstrate the process of adapting interventions to accommodate culture and evaluating instruments for cultural effectiveness.

By National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Historical Trauma Definition, Impact, and Hope for Healing

May 2020